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Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town - with unbiased reviews

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Half-Day Small-Group Township Tour South Africa from Cape Town

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Overview
Born under the apartheid system, Cape Town’s townships once segregated South Africans on the basis of race. Enjoy the sort of access only a local guide can provide on this half-day townshp tour. Start at the informative District Six Museum, then explore Langa, Gugulethu, and Khayelitsha, and take a look at Bonteheuwel. Your package includes 2-way hotel transfers: Upgrade to spend the afternoon at Robben Island (weather permitting).
Highlights
  • Visit locals in homes, schools, and even a pub on a Cape Town township tour
  • See a community center, meet a traditional healer, and so much more
  • Get the chance to support communities at shops, markets, and businesses
  • Upgrade to follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island
Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private, air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Robben Island Museum
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: Robben Island Ticket is subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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laurencohen8 wrote a review Jan 2020
36 contributions21 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this tour for the last full day we were in Cape Town. The guide picked us up and our hotel right on time to start the tour. He drove us around different areas, but then he dropped us off at a township called Langa. There, he arranged for a man in Langa to
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Date of experience: January 2020
Mr & Mrs Walsh wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We were so excited for this trip and it didn’t let us down. Coming from Ireland we had heard what the townships were like in South Africa but absolutely nothing can prepare you for what you see. Cape Town central has the beautiful exclusive waterfront, Ferrari car shops... yet
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Date of experience: October 2019
OBT wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
Interesting history and insight. We met people who have solid experience and are from the townships.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Kai B wrote a review Mar 2019
2 contributions
Sam's Cultural Tours accommodated our booking on really short notice. The tour through the township of Langa and meeting the people there first hand was an absolute eye opener to the other side of capetown beyond the waterfront areas - and in a positive way. Very open and
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Date of experience: March 2019
Andrew D wrote a review Jan 2019
16 contributions5 helpful votes
This is the most memorable experience we’ve had in all of South Africa. Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the local people in a safe environment. The tour guides were knowledgable and answered all of our questions. Highly recommend for an authentic experience
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By: Sam's Cultural Tours
laurencohen8
Chicago, Illinois
2121
Can't go to Cape Town and not do this tour!
My husband and I booked this tour for the last full day we were in Cape Town. The guide picked us up and our hotel
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Mr & Mrs Walsh
Dublin, Ireland
52
Absolute must see
We were so excited for this trip and it didn’t let us down. Coming from Ireland we had heard what the townships
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OBT
20
Getting to know the history of the townships
Interesting history and insight. We met people who have solid experience and are from the townships.
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Marty B
111
No communication
Sam, can do nothing about the weather and the ferries to Robben Island to run or not. But he should inform his
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Steve S
Norwich, United Kingdom
4510
Limited Access Tour
We booked the Townships tour with Robben Island excursion and although the guide and driver were v good, we seemed
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Mustapha Ezd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
162
Half Day Cultural Tour - that never happened
What’s worse than a bad tour? Did anyone say No Tour? Cause this is exactly what happened to me. I flew to Cape
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Mandy
41
Robben Island, rip off
Sam's tours charged R780 for a "tour" to Robben Island with hotel pickup. This is a total shameful rip off, since
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Kai B
Hamburg, Germany
20
Definite must Do!
Sam's Cultural Tours accommodated our booking on really short notice. The tour through the township of Langa and
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Alan G
Elgin, United Kingdom
344107
Terrific service .........
We booked our trip to Robben Island with Sams prior to heading off to South Africa. As expected, we were picked
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Andrew D
New York City, New York
115
Amazing Experience
This is the most memorable experience we’ve had in all of South Africa. Immerse yourself in the culture and
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Key Details
  • Robben Island Museum, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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